Jewish General Hospital treats first patient in Quebec with state-of-the-art MOLLI medical device | Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Jewish General Hospital treats first patient in Quebec with state-of-the-art MOLLI medical device

Elevating Level of Care for Breast Cancer Patients

Montreal, November 27, 2023 – For the first time in Quebec, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), a member facility of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, has used a medical device known as MOLLI® on a breast cancer patient.

The made-in-Canada device implants a tiny tissue marker for localizing lesions for breast surgery. This innovative technology is wire-free and radiation-free.

“The MOLLI device is a game-changer,” says Dr. Jean-Francois Boileau (Surgical Oncologist, JGH Segal Cancer Centre), who performed the procedure earlier this month. “From the radiology team that inserts these markers into the patients before surgery to the operating room nurses and surgical oncology teams, this is truly a multi-disciplinary effort that leverages expertise across our healthcare spectrum. We look forward to treating and helping many more patients going forward.”

“The procedure was painless, it was a seamless experience,” says the patient who wishes to remain anonymous. “The entire team was wonderful. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”

“We are very proud to be the first in Quebec to employ this technology,” says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. “Innovation is what we’re all about and it’s gratifying to see how technology and clinical expertise continue to be at the forefront of how we provide healthcare in a manner that is safe, more efficient and in line with better outcomes for our patients.”

“Thanks to an exceptional donor, whose vision is to rapidly provide cutting-edge equipment, the Foundation is thrilled to play a role in the introduction of this state-of-the-art procedure. Once again affirming our mission to provide patients in Montreal and the province of Quebec with access to innovative care,” says Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.

The MOLLI device:

Video-recording of the procedure:

About the Jewish General Hospital:

The Jewish General Hospital (JGH), repeatedly ranked by Newsweek among the top 3 hospitals in Quebec, among the top 10 in Canada and among the top 125 in the world, is an acute and specialized care McGill University teaching hospital. The JGH has been serving a diverse patient population irrespective of religion, language, or ethnic background since it was founded in 1934.

About the Jewish General Hospital Foundation:

Since 1969, the mission of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation has been to advance healthcare and medical research for the people of Quebec by supporting Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital. The Foundation provides essential assistance to the Hospital to enhance its extraordinary patient care, further scientific discovery, and acquire innovative medical equipment. We partner with inspired community members to implement a variety of fundraising initiatives to achieve the Hospital’s ambitious goals.